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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Business Class Availability to Paris From 38K Points

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You can now bring the whole crew to Paris because we just found tons of business class award space from several U.S. airports.

Here’s your chance to burn your points to fly comfortably in lie-flat seats and enjoy a glass of Champagne (or 2) starting at 48,500 Virgin Points per person — or as low as 38,000 points with the current transfer bonuses from American Express and Chase!

Let’s dive in!

Award Deal — Details

When it comes to business class seats, planning early can help you book enough seats for the entire family.

Air France added dozens of business class seats — both to and from Paris — for next fall and early winter. Whether you’re planning an early fall trip or a Christmas market tour, you can take advantage of this business class deal with points.

  • Class: Business
  • Route: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Detroit (DTW), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Raleigh-Durham (RDU), Toronto (YYZ), and Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Paris (CDG)
  • Cost: As low as 48,500 Virgin Points plus $278 in taxes & fees
  • Travel Dates: September 2024 through March 2025
  • Award Seats: Up to 9 passengers per route

How To Book

There are dozens of dates available from each city listed above, so you’ll want to play around until you find one that works best for you and your party.

To get the lowest points price, you will want to book via Virgin Atlantic, but the flights will be operated by Air France.

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With the 30% transfer bonus from Amex and Chase, you will be paying just 10,000 points for economy or 38,000 points for business class. A steal, no matter which cabin you choose!

If you don’t have American Express Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can also transfer your Bilt Rewards points, Capital One miles or Citi ThankYou Points to Virgin Atlantic at a 1:1 ratio.

Hot Tip:

Amex Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards are 2 of our favorite transferable point programs since points are valued at 2.2 cents and 2.0 cents apiece, respectively. Check out our favorite Amex cards and Chase cards so you have plenty of points ready the next time a great award flight deal pops up.

Final Thoughts

Air France will often dump a bunch of business class award seats throughout the year. This time, there’s excellent availability to Paris at the end of 2024 and early 2025.

With these new Amex and Chase transfer bonuses, you’ll definitely want to hop on this deal before the availability is gone!

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About Stella Shon

With a degree in media and journalism, Stella has been in the points and miles game for more than 6 years. She most recently worked as a Corporate Communications Analyst for JetBlue. Find her work in The New York Times, USA Today, and more.


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